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Rec Commission teams up with zoo for summer programs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are offering some great classes this summer. Classes will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the next three Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, at the zoo. They are open from children 7-12 years old.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 looks at better communication

A public relations expert from the Kansas Association of School Boards met with Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members on Monday to present "Communicating During Difficult Times."

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SENIOR PRIDE: Aging zoo animals require special care

The birth of six arctic fox kits this past month at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is part of an ongoing effort to breed animals that have a species survival plan. But in spite of new additions in recent years, there are several geriatric animals in the zoo's population. They require special care, which is often expensive.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Holmes gets county support to study Larned State Hospital

Noting the importance of Larned State Hospital to Barton County and the area, the County Commission Monday morning endorsed a letter of support calling for the formation of a Legislative interim committee to study the issues plaguing the facility.

June 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two delegates win primaries

MANHATTAN - Great Bend's Eric Vasquez and Larned's Mason Schartz won primary elections for a state office at the 2016 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA) Monday. Vasquez is running for Attorney General. Schartz is a candidate for Commission of Insurance.

June 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Elder Care joins Prairie Godmother partner agencies

The Advisory Board for the Prairie Godmother Funds at the Golden Belt Community Foundation officially welcomed Elder Care Inc. as a new partner agency.

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jumpin' June Jaunt

Wacky Chad had just dismounted from a pogo stick after completing a "360 degree whip and tuck reverse rewind."

June 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Jon L. Prescott running for State House of Representative - 113th District

Jon L. Prescott, Ellinwood, filed to run for the House of Representative seat serving the 113th District, which includes large portions of Barton and Rice counties, all of Stafford and Pratt counties, and the eastern part of Pawnee County. Jon has been a Kansas resident for his entire life and fully understands the needs and concerns of the folks he will be serving in central and south central Kansas. A graduate of Fort Hays State University in Marketing and Finance combined with his 33 years in business make him a qualified Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives. Jon ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sharon Shelton-Wondra files for Barton County Commisioner

Great Bend resident Sharon Shelton-Wondra announces her Republican candidacy for Barton County Commissioner, second district. She was born and raised in Barton County and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1970. She married Harold Wondra in 1974 in Great Bend where together they raised their three children. She is currently a member of Holy Family Church where two of her five grandchildren attend school. She has an outgoing personality, loves sports, loves being around family and friends and engaging with people in her community. She started the Hap Dumont and Quick Silver programs with family, friends, citizens and businesses ...

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Use of synthetic opioid “U-47700” poses risk to Kansas citizens

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is warning the public of a rapidly emerging drug threat that is believed to have contributed to a number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Kansas within the past month. This drug, "U-47700", has no accepted medical use and poses a risk to Kansas citizens.

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


May Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Summer Street Stroll underway

The farmers market is open in Jack Kilby Square. There are hotrods, classic cars and motorcycles on the south side of the Barton County Courthouse Square, and a free movie will be starting at 9 p.m. tonight (Friday).

June 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Juveniles found guilty of battery in school bus incident

Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack has released a statement on the Great Bend bus incident. Two juveniles were convicted this week, each on one charge of a Class B misdemeanor battery in Ellsworth County District Court.

June 03, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Ralph B. Praeger's story told

Comments of Colonel Ralph B. Praeger, Jr. (USAF Ret.)

June 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend City Council to meet Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the council chamber. The agenda includes informational items including city council reports, the City Administrator Howard Partington's update, appointments, an economic development report by Jan Peters, and Partington will give an update on the calendar that is being developed for the bond issue to pay for the improvements to the city's water system.

June 03, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Alzheimer’s support group to meet on Monday

The Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Trinity Methodist Church, located at 5700 Broadway ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sheriff to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir is scheduled to speak at the League of Women Voters of Great Bend meeting, set for noon Tuesday, Jan. 10 ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Greek mythology

Great Bend's Lincoln School sixth graders in Karen Eckberg's class pose in costumes and/or with props depicting gods and goddesses. Eckberg said ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Oldest Catholic priest in Kansas turns 90

Celebrating a birthday is a fun occasion for many, but for one Olmitz resident it marks a mile stone of selfless service to his community.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Eight Quilts of Valor awarded

Eight area veterans were presented with handmade Quilts of Valor on Dec. 30, 2016, at Great Bend's Argonne American Legion Post 180. The quilts ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Program helps with heating costs

There have been some bouts of seriously cold weather and sadly, there are many area residents who may struggle to keep their homes warm this ...

January 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Studio potter Brenda Lichman coming to Shafer Gallery

Studio potter Brenda Lichman of Wichita will have work on display at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery from Jan. 13 through Feb. 11 ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quantim philosophy

The search for meaning in life is one as old as time. People have gone to extremes to explore this question. Professor and artist Wayne ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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